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Most Popular Sleep Apnea Movies and TV Shows

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on Aug 24, 2019 9:34:00 AM

Although the TV show "Friends" was on 25 years ago, my family and I still love watching it on Netflix.  The other night, Season 4's episode 20 came on with the intro scene being all about Joey snoring and keeping Chandler up at night.  In case you are wondering, Joey goes to have a sleep study done and hilarity ensues



Seeing this episode may me think about other TV shows and movies that involve a character dealing with a sleep disorder.  Believe it or not, IMDB has a list of the "Most Popular TV Shows and Movies with Sleep Apnea" .  This is more proof that you can really find anything on the internet.

Their Top 7 Choices are...

Monsters vs. Aliens

1. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

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56 Metascore

A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.

Directors: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon,Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen

Votes: 137,053 | Gross: $198.35M


2. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

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74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 71,824 | Gross: $24.54M

BearCity 2: The Proposal

3. BearCity 2: The Proposal (2012)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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44 Metascore

Kathy Najimy plays den mother to the returning cast of bears, boys and cubs, for a Bear Week bachelor party in Provincetown! Take a trip down the aisle with Roger and Tyler to one of the ...See full summary »

Director: Douglas Langway | Stars: Joe Conti, Gerald McCullouch, Stephen Lambeth, Chuck Southworth

Votes: 484


4. Apnea 

Action, Thriller | Post-production

After experiencing difficulty sleeping, Lisa is diagnosed with sleep apnea and sent to a sleep center where she, and five fellow patients, discover the doctor's ulterior motives and it creates a nightmarish situation of life and death.

Director: Dom Frank | Stars: Daniel Wyland, Dom Frank, Vito LoGrasso,Noel Harlow

Fat and Wet

5. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013) 
Episode: Fat and Wet (2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Cleveland Jr. and Kendra fight discrimination against fat people, and Rallo nearly drowns in the new pool while Cleveland is supposed to be watching him.

Directors: Matt Engstrom, Albert Calleros, Anthony Lioi | Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez-Preston

Votes: 172


6. Side Effects (1994–1996) 
Episode: Pillow Talk (1995)


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Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Albert Schultz, Nadia Capone, Joseph Ziegler, Barbara Eve Harris


7. The John Walsh Show (2002–2004) 
Episode: Sleep Disorders: A Living Nightmare (2003)


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Multiple interviewees are questioned regarding the unfortunate circumstances surrounding their unresolved sleep disorders. Board Certified Sleep Specialist Jeffrey D. Gould, MD provides ...See full synopsis »

Stars: Jeffrey D. Gould, John Walsh


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